… It’s taken me a few years to be convinced that Järvi is a musician of substance, but any conductor who can persuade a modern orchestra to play Haydn at all — let alone with as much rhythmic verve as the Philharmonia invested in his Symphony No 82, The Bear — deserves to be given a lot more than the time of day. I shall definitely be jumping on the Eurostar in January when Järvi (as music director of the Orchestre de Paris) inaugurates the French capital’s by-all-accounts spectacular new Philharmonie concert hall. London desperately needs to catch up.
Richard Morrison, The Times, 18 November 2014